Lincoln Park Academy Represents the USA at the Panasonic KWN 25th Anniversary Global Awards Ceremony

Lincoln Park Academy Represents the USA at the Panasonic KWN 25th Anniversary Global Awards Ceremony

The two teams from Lincoln Park Academy, under the guidance of master Adobe instructor Gena Harriman, won The Americas region in their respective categories!

LPA’s World Hunger team and civic documentary moved on as one of seven finalists with other regional winning teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, and Thailand. They also won another similarly action packed 5-day trip to NYC with the addition of a cultural exchange and a brand new studio quality Panasonic video camera! At the KWN 25th Anniversary Global Contest, their Fighting World Hunger video won the Best Concept Award and another brand new studio quality Panasonic video camera!

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The Panasonic Kid Witness News World Competition

KWN got its start in 1989 in the U.S. as a hands-on video education program supported by Panasonic North America, which supplied video cameras and editing equipment to public schools to make news programs from the perspective of children. The program was subsequently expanded on a global scale. At present, 548 schools from 23 countries and regions are participants in the program.

KWN is designed to foster creativity and presentation skills among young students. Supervising teachers cite further merits of the program such as a heightened awareness of the environment and the community as well as development of team skills among participants through the process of creating civic documentaries. The expanding network of KWN schools also provides a platform for international cultural exchange among KWN students.

The two teams from Lincoln Park Academy, under the guidance of master Adobe instructor Gena Harriman, won The Americas region in their respective categories!

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 Students Donovan Kryak and Zaid Jamil won the 2014 Eco-Effect Award for Best PSA Of The Year with a public service announcement entitled Water Conservation. Marisol Galindo, Imani Rodney, Sana Adalsha, LPA AP Ms. Candace Stone, Janice Ng, Donovan Kyrak, Zaid Jamil

Students Janice Ng, Imani Rodney, Marisol Galindo, and Sana Adalsha won the 2014 New Vision Award with Fighting World Hunger!2

Janice Ng, Imani Rodney

Both teams each won impressive trophies, and a 4-day Winners Weekend trip for all team members to the new Panasonic North American HQ, the 2014 KWN New Vision & Eco-Effect Awards Ceremony, Double Decker Bus Tour in NYC, Lunch in Times Square, Broadway Performance: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Dinner at Don Pepe Restaurant, Night at the Movies: Shaquille O’Neal’s CityPlex Movie Theatre and many more team building activities!

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Marisol Galindo, Imani Rodney, Sana Adalsha, LPA AP Ms. Candace Stone, Janice Ng, Donovan Kyrak, Zaid Jamil

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LPA’s World Hunger team and civic documentary moved on as one of seven finalists with other regional winning teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, and Thailand. They also won another similarly action packed 5-day trip to NYC with the addition of a cultural exchange and a brand new studio quality Panasonic video camera! At the KWN 25th Anniversary Global Contest, their Fighting World Hunger video won the Best Concept Award and another brand new studio quality Panasonic video camera!

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SLW Centennial Teacher Recognized by College Board Advanced Placement Program

SLW Centennial Teacher Recognized by College Board Advanced Placement Program

Congratulations Pamela Kaiser. Mrs. Kaiser has been recognized by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program for her contributions as an AP reader. In June 2014, 607 high school AP English Literature teachers joined forces with college faculty who teach in the same discipline to score 399,220 exams in Louisville, KY. Ms. Kaiser has been recognized for her hard work, her dedication, and her expertise. This was her fifth year participating as an AP Reader. Thank you Ms. Kaiser for your dedication to our students.